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7 February, 2014

Sabrina Ghayour’s Persian Supper Club

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After months of following the lovely Sabrina Ghayour on Twitter and drooling over her gorgeous food pics, I finally dined at her Persian supper club a few nights ago. Sabrina is a private chef and supper club host with a new cook book, ‘Persiana’ coming out in May.

I had never been to a supper club and  was initially a bit wary of going to a complete stranger’s home for dinner.  Once I was familiar with Sabrina’s Twitter persona and had read some reviews, a bunch of us decided to give it a go.

Each supper club seats 10-12 so we spent the first few minutes getting to know the other guests over a welcome cocktail. A 10-course menu of shared Persian dishes followed…here are some of my personal favourites!

Persian Supper Club Menu

Persian Supper Club Menu

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Maast-o-Khiar
Yoghurt and cucumber with dried mint, Iranian golden raisins and rose petals

Blood Orange, Radicchio and Pomegranate Salad With fresh dill, sumac and pomegranate vinaigrette

Blood Orange, Radicchio and Pomegranate Salad
With fresh dill, sumac and pomegranate vinaigrette

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Naan-o-Paneer
Marinated feta cheese in lemon zest, shallots and herbs served with Lavaash bread

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Mahi Shekampor
Whole roasted rainbow trout stuffed with a spicy, citrus-spiked herb and pine nut stuffing

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Morassa Polow
Persian steamed Basmati rice with sugar, almonds, pistachios, sour orange peel and barberries

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Roasted Butternut Squash
With pistachio pesto, crumbled feta and barberries

It is tough to pick one single favourite but I absolutely loved the Blood Orange, Radicchio and Pomegranate Salad as well as the Mahi Shekampor. I must also mention the Grilled Halloumi with Pomegranate Molasses which was absolutely divine!! Sadly, I wasn’t able to take a picture of it. I didn’t try any of the lamb dishes on the menu but my fellow diners couldn’t get enough of them. The Lamb, Herb and Sour Cherry Meatballs, in particular, were a huge hit.

NONE of us had room for dessert after doing full justice to the enormous feast in front of us. According to Sabrina, this was a first! She offered us a takeaway of the cake and I enjoyed every bit of it with my little one the next day.

The obligatory fresh mint tea was the perfect end to a fabulous evening with great company and absolutely stunning food. Well worth the £40/head and I am really looking forward to trying out some of Sabrina’s recipes when ‘Persiana’ comes out in May.

Highly recommend Sabrina’s Middle Eastern themed supper clubs for a delicious culinary experience in a relaxed and friendly environment. You will never get this superb quality (and quantity) of food at any restaurant in town.

Find out more about her upcoming supper clubs at www.sabrinaghayour.com . You can also follow her on Twitter @Sabrinaghayour

And, while you are on Twitter, follow me too @HungryAphrodite

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